Healthy Lunch

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  • Serves 2

  • 30 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free and vegetarians

This one pan lunch is simple, filling and packed full of flavours. The butternut squash and halloumi go perfectly with the subtle spices of the Persian quinoa and lentils.

  • Serves 4

  • 30 minutes

  • 5 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

This combination of spices is best served warm, with your choice of grilled kebab meats or cheeses.

  • Serves 4

  • 15 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

This fresh yet filling side dish is the perfect accompaniment to chicken or white fish, and will keep perfectly well in the fridge for a few days after prepping.

  • Serves 2

  • 20 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

These quick roast carrots are a game changer and perfect for a speedy work lunch. Make it vegan with a plantbased yoghurt, or add an additional portion of protein for a more substantial dinner.

  • Serves 2

  • 20 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free and vegetarians

The sweet, sharp and salty combination of the roasted feta and tomatoes with the balsamic vinegar dressing, goes perfectly with the warming earthiness of the puy lentils.

  • Serves 4

  • 20 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for vegetarians

A lovely, light recipe – perfect for lunch outside in the sun!

  • Serves 4

  • 25 minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for vegetarians

This recipe gives a new twist to traditional pancakes and, if you have a blender, it couldn’t be quicker or easier to make. The Beluga® lentils give the pancakes a warm peppery flavour, while the salsa adds freshness and colour. As well as the salsa, the pancakes would also be delicious served topped with poached eggs or natural yoghurt.

  • Serves 4

  • 30 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free and vegetarians

The key to this dish is the slicing of your vegetables, the finer the better! Eat with BBQ prawns, pork or beef.

  • Serves 4

  • 20 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free

This creation can easily be a delicious vegetarian main meal by itself, with a few slices of crusty white bread to dip in the dressing. Otherwise, add to BBQ’d meats and cheeses of your choice.

  • Serves 2

  • 10 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free and vegetarians

A beautiful simple plate to whip up for lunch or a quick dinner – swap in your favourite veggies for never ending combos! The zesty Peruvian Grains go perfectly with anything!

  • Serves 2

  • 40 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

Simple & delicious stuffed tortilla pockets with Smoky Spanish Style Grains & Rice and served with a creamy vegan chilli cheese dip

  • Serves 2

  • 30 minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

These Mexican Style Veggie Balls are packed full of flavours and takes no time at all to make thanks to Merchant Gourmet precooked Mexican style Rice Grain and pulses.

  • Serves 10

  • 50 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

This soup is naturally creamy from the cauliflower and chestnut puree gives it a twist. Makes a perfect dairy-free nutritionally balanced plant based meal.

  • Serves 4

  • 25 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

This dish is an autumnal explosion of flavours; sweet, sour, spicy and super satisfying.

  • Serves 2

  • 30 Minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

These punchy little fritters are great to make in bulk and put in your lunch box throughout the week, they’re plant based, delicious and rather filling so tick many boxes!

  • Serves 2

  • 15 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

This Salad is perfect for a light summery dinner. I love combination of fresh and cooked veggies and I don’t like to spend ages in the kitchen

  • Serves 2

  • 40 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free

Sweet, soft, salty, crisp and very moreish, this is the ultimate weeknight supper

  • Serves 4

  • 15 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

This is a fresh and feisty little number with plenty of crunch from the cucumber and extra tang from the lemon.

  • Serves 1

  • 50 Minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

A quick, easy but very tasty way to get maximum veggie goodness in one bowl!

  • Serves 4

  • 40 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

This hot pot is irresistibly hearty, perfect for those colder autumn days

  • Serves 4

  • 25 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free

A tongue-tango of Smoky Spanish Style Grains, chorizo, peppers, paprika & prawns. Awe and some.

  • Serves 4

  • 30 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, vegans and vegetarians

This zingy fruity salad is a winner! By Alex Mackay

  • Serves 2

  • 25 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

An eye- and mouth opening medley of rich Beluga Lentils, turbo charged to classic status by sweet, succulent beetroot

  • Serves 4

  • 30 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for vegetarians

Freekeh, a glorious green blend of pesto, rocket, runner beans and edamame. Fresh isn’t the word.

  • Serves 2

  • 15 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free

A lovely, light, Scandi-inspired lunch of smoked salmon, lentils and cucumber ribbons, covered in a zesty crème fraîche dressing.

  • Serves 2

  • 15 minutes + overnight to pickle the onion

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free and vegetarians

A refreshing mix of sweet watermelon and salty feta with grains and fresh mint come together in this light side salad that is full of colour and flavour.

  • Serves 2

  • 20 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for vegetarians

Turning tabbouleh into more filling salad perfect for lunch or light dinner. Served with everyone’s favourite halloumi and pomegranate seeds for an extra burst of vitamins and sweetness!

  • Serves 2

  • 10 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free and vegetarians

A quick and delicious salad with grilled Halloumi, perfect for lunch or a light supper.

  • Serves 2

  • 20 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

Soups are a wonderful way to warm up in winter but often don’t fill you up. This chunky Tomato & Lentil soup is packed with fibre to see you through to dinner.

  • Serves 4

  • 20 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

A colourful salad with an amazingly fresh mix of flavours. Works well as a side dish, or popped into a pitta for lunch (with a good scattering of feta).

  • Serves 4

  • 15 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

This dark and delicious vegan salad is a massively moreish mix of texture and flavour.

  • Serves 4

  • 30 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

This wonderful winter warmer is the perfect dish to eat on cold winter nights.

  • Serves 2

  • 15 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free

Sweet peaches, creamy mozzarella, salty prosciutto and nutty quinoa come together in this simple salad that celebrates summer stone fruit season.